Self-concept and academic performance in gifted and academically weak students

Adolescence. 1993 Spring;28(109):235-7.


This study investigated potential correlates of academic achievement, including self-concept, extracurricular activities, family environment, and gender. Findings indicated that while self-concept and academic achievement were associated for gifted 7th and 8th graders, the two variables were not associated for academically weak students. For this latter group, living with a stepparent was associated with poorer academic performance.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Gifted / psychology*
  • Educational Status*
  • Family / psychology
  • Female
  • Gender Identity
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Personality Development
  • Self Concept*
  • Social Environment
  • Underachievement*